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Aldi opens first checkout-free supermarket

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Aldi has opened its first checkout-free store, where shoppers will be able to pick up products and leave without queuing to pay.

EuroCIS 2022 in Düsseldorf will be postponed

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The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and especially the rapid spread of the Omikron variant also have an impact on EuroCIS 2022 , which will now be postponed to May 31 to June 02, 2022.

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Is technology the answer to wrapping up 2021 in style?

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Following another year of turbulence, it’s no surprise there is still a great deal of uncertainty in the retail industry.

CallisonRTKL releases its Retail 2022 Forecast

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Global architecture, planning and design firm CallisonRTKL has released its Forecast 2022 report – looking at the accelerators, disruptors, and constants shaping the built retail environment in the year to come. “It’s It’s all about the Anti-Narrative Narrative,” predicts CallisonRTKL.

Harrods opens first beauty emporium in Scotland

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Harrods has launched its first stand-alone H beauty destination in Scotland, in the heart of Edinburgh. Following two successful H Beauty store openings across England, the latest H beauty, will be located at St James Quarter, in the heart of Edinburgh’s shopping district.

Data dynamism: Three ways embedded analytics are transforming retailers’ data into competitive retail insights

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For many retailers, there is a significant gulf between wanting to become a data-driven organisation and the reality of becoming one.

Harrods unveils ‘Emerging Designers: China’ pop-up

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Following Harrods successful return to Shanghai Fashion Week with ‘The Harrods Hive’, a concept that focused on building stronger connections across the luxury industry in China, Harrods is proud to announce the unveiling of an inaugural pop-up focused on young Chinese design.

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Harvey Nichols unveils 2021 Festive Windows

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Harvey Nichols has today unveiled the most anticipated window scheme of the year – Christmas. After declaring a collective ‘bah, humbug’ to Christmas last year, the 2021 campaign offers a different sentiment that’s designed to spread joy and happiness with bright colours and beaming lights.

Selfridges launch 2021 Christmas Windows

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With less than 60 days to Christmas Day, Selfridges unveils its Christmas of Dreams theme through iconic window displays and a new campaign.

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Ikea buys former Topshop Oxford Street store

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Ikea is buying the former Topshop flagship store on London’s Oxford Street for £378 million. Since 2019 Ikea has opened shops in major cities such as Tokyo, Madrid, Moscow, Paris and New York to grow its presence on busy high streets.

Retail in 2022: Embracing the ‘store of the future’

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In recent years, retail has experienced a digital overhaul unmatched by other industries. Forced to adapt to a permanent shift in consumer behaviours and expectations as a result of the pandemic, the industry accelerated its digital transformation dramatically last year.

EE launch new experiential concept store at One Braham

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EE has unveiled its new concept store designed to give customers a more immersive experience combined with expert knowledge. The One Braham store will also act as a hub for local communities, as part of EE’s commitment to deliver the most personal and local service on the high street.

Louis Vuitton opens locally inspired store in Philippines

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Louis Vuitton has announced the opening of its latest store in the newest luxury wing of Ayala Malls Makati, Greenbelt 3. Inspired by Louis Vuitton’s Spirit of Travel and intertwined with local elements, the store has special features that are unique to a traditional Filipino home.

JD.com launches Ochama Robotic Shop

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JD.com has opened two robotic shops by the new brand name “ ochama ” in the Netherlands, with more locations to follow soon. The new model of shops introduces an unprecedented shopping format merging online ordering and pick-up shop in which robots prepare the parcels, and home delivery service.

Nespresso launches new UK boutique concept

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Nespresso has debuted its new experiential boutique concept in the UK at the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.

Beaverbrooks doubles in size at centre:mk

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Beaverbrooks, the family-owned jewellery retailer, has opened a brand-new boutique at centre:mk Milton Keynes, one of the top 10 retail destinations in the UK.

Fenwick Newcastle reveals Shaun the Sheep Christmas Windows

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Fenwick Newcastle store unveiled this year’s much-anticipated Christmas window theme – moments from animated family favourite Shaun the Sheep’s latest film – The Flight Before Christmas – created in partnership with Aardman.

Rituals opens at Liverpool ONE, its first store in the city

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Grosvenor has announced the opening of Rituals, the luxury bath, body and home brand at Liverpool ONE, its first in the city.

Frasers Group signs at St Anns shopping centre in Harrow

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Railpen, the investment manager for the £35bn Railways Pension Scheme, has announced the signing of a major new occupier, with Frasers Group, set to open Sports Direct, the British sports clothing retailer, at St Anns Shopping Centre in Harrow.

Forbidden Planet to move to the Wulfrun Centre

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Forbidden Planet, the world’s biggest chain of comic shops, is moving to the Wulfrun Centre, in Wolverhampton.

Tower London launches new store on Camden High Street

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Tower London have launched their new store on the iconic Camden High Street. The first physical iteration of their recent rebrand, and the largest of 5 London-based Tower locations.

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How To Take Your Retail Business To The Next Level

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Are you looking to take your retail business to the next level? It has been a tough period for those in the retail sector, but the ones that have survived during the pandemic will be feeling bullish and now want to take steps to take their business to the next level.

Creative Retail Awards Shortlist 2021

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After an exciting process of reviewing a record amount of entries, the shortlist for the third Creative Retail Awards has been revealed. The Awards recognise and reward innovation and excellence in retail design and experience from around the world.

Immersive Queen store opens on Carnaby Street

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In celebration of five decades in music, one of the world’s most iconic bands, Queen, will feature in a dedicated experiential pop-up shop at 57 Carnaby Street that opens tomorrow, Tuesday 28th September.

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The ETUDE HOUSE flagship is an experiential playground of cosmetic retail

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Following on from the successful House of Colour Play store concept launch in 2017, ETUDE wanted to revisit the sweet and playful aesthetic of the brands roots with a renewed retail identity.

Levi’s Tees and Jeans X Lucky Fox

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The Levi’s® store in Bromley is the first in a line of branches to have a shift in design and strategy, in collaboration with Lucky Fox , as the brand hits a new direction.

ZARA launches at One New Change

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Landsec has today announced the official opening of international fashion retailer, ZARA, at One New Change, the premier retail and leisure destination in the City of London.

Key considerations for flooring options in retail spaces

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In the fluctuating world of retail and the exponential rise of e-commerce, accelerated by lockdown restrictions during the pandemic, the future of bricks and mortar retail spaces has come into question. However, the sentiment in the sector is that physical stores are far from dead. .

Selfridges launch Garden Centre

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Today, 21 June, Selfridges launches its Garden Centre, a playful response to a boom in outdoor appreciation, as part of Good Nature, Selfridges’ creative theme for 2021.

Abercrombie and Fitch turns to its employees in a new brand activation

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Abercrombie & Fitch has turned to its employees to share their new experiences in a new brand activation aimed at “officially reintroducing” the retailer to its customers.

Armourcoat® exhibiting at The Surface Design Show in February 2022.

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Decorative surface finishes specialists Armourcoat will be exhibiting at The Surface Design Show in February 2022, a must-visit event for architects, designers and specifiers looking to explore the best in surface material innovation.

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Bally Unveils A New London Flagship on Regent Street, Celebrating its 170-Year Heritage

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Bally’s new London flagship on 106-112 Regent Street is located on the city centre’s famous thoroughfare and housed in a historic Regency building.

6 Essential Online Marketing Tips & Ideas For Growing Your Business In 2022

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Marketing has completely revolutionized since the advent of the pandemic. These days, consumers are changing their tastes and preferences. There are a huge number of consumers who prefer video content hence video marketing is the current trend and forms a very integral part of online marketing.

Demand for Glass Moveable Walls Soars

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Glass moveable walls are today’s ‘en vogue’ method of creating light, airy, flexible space with specifications from architects and interior designers at an all-time high.

ISE announces three-month postponement

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After consultation with the ISE exhibitor and visitor community and in the light of the increasing impact of the Omicron variant in Spain, Integrated Systems Events announces that ISE 2022 , scheduled for 1-4 February, has been postponed and will now take place on 10-13 May 2022 at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía. .

Q&A: John Bagshaw, Managing Director at International Decorative Surfaces

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You recently added Merinolam to the IDS portfolio, can you tell us why? . We recognised the market need for an ex-stock range of fire-rated decorative laminate offering immediate availability to customers anywhere in the UK. .

Tommy Hilfiger relaunches Berlin flagship

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Located on Kurfürstendamm, in the centre of the city, the Tommy Hilfiger Berlin flagship store has undergone an extensive refurbishment and expansion to include a Tommy’s Coffee and will even include a 40-seat cinema in the near future. Tommy Hilfiger worked with rpa: group to refit the 476 sq.m

Nespresso is creating an enchanting phygital experience for the senses

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AV in retail: Putting the customer first

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Even before the pandemic, the bricks and mortar aspect of the retail sector was undergoing major changes as the battle to attract people into stores, rather than shop online, intensified.

Harrods open second beauty emporium H beauty in Milton Keynes

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Following the launch of its inaugural store in Lakeside, Essex in September 2020, Harrods has announced the opening of its next stand-alone H beauty destination in centre:mk, Milton Keynes. The 29,000 sq.ft.

Crep Collection Club & Vanilla make bricks and mortar debuts at Bluewater

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Landsec has announced the launch of two new retail concepts at Bluewater in Kent.

The Cornish Bakery – Rising to the next level

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A company born on the harbourside in Mevagissey in Cornwall is powering its way out of the COVID pandemic, meeting constant challenges head-on with opportunities.

Freshly Cosmetics announces launch of its first flagship beauty store in the UK

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Spanish beauty brand, Freshly Cosmetics , have announced that they will be opening a standalone beauty store this November, situated in the heart of London’s bustling Carnaby Street. .